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Here, you´ll find an overview of groundbreaking and/or highly-cited research articles that have helped to outline the field of Positive Psychology - or an important sub-domain. This page is definit...
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Positive psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology, focused on what makes humans happier, more productive, resilient and feeling more fulfilled in life.
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Why we all should try to laugh as much as possible!

Why we all should try to laugh as much as possible! | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin


Laughing releases endorphins


Alexander Lowen, a pioneer in bioenergetics therapy, describes laughter in his book “The healing power of Laughter” “as a way of healing the body through the spontaneous release of energy.” Lowen believes that laughter manages this through releasing tension, endorphin and encouraging respiration...

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5 Mistakes Companies Make About Growth Mindsets

5 Mistakes Companies Make About Growth Mindsets | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Clarifying what the popular concept really means.
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The Neuroscience of Building a Resilient Brain

The Neuroscience of Building a Resilient Brain | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Having a resilient brain is about how well your brain handles stress. Developing resiliency is a neuroplastic process your brain can learn.
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Is the Brain Hardwired for Laziness? -EEG Study Suggests it is | Technology Networks

Is the Brain Hardwired for Laziness? -EEG Study Suggests it is | Technology Networks | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
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Science Suggests An Artful Way To Reduce Stress

Science Suggests An Artful Way To Reduce Stress | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study shows that making art can be a powerful tool for stress reduction.
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4 Keys To Well-Being & Happiness: According To Neuroscience – Collective Evolution

4 Keys To Well-Being & Happiness: According To Neuroscience – Collective Evolution | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
The human brain is fascinating. It’s so complex that it’s hard to believe we will ever understand it. We still have yet to think in quantum terms about our biology, and just like physics, factoring consciousness into the equation is going to change everything. Right now, we are in the midst of a new scientific […]
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Neuroscience And Mindfulness: Becoming More Resilient

Neuroscience And Mindfulness: Becoming More Resilient | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
How can you improve your resilience?
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Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Their culture places a high value on something many Americans don't.
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3 Vicious Cycles: Links Among Financial, Physical and Mental Health

3 Vicious Cycles: Links Among Financial, Physical and Mental Health | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Feedback loops are powerful forces of nature. Melting polar ice caps reduce the earth’s reflectivity, causing it to absorb more heat from the sun, which accelerates the melting. The cumulative, accelerating aspects of such loops make it imperative to break the cycle before it gets out of control. Below, I identify three feedback loops among financial …
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Mindfulness Meditation Associated With Lower Amygdala Activation

Mindfulness Meditation Associated With Lower Amygdala Activation | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, a new study shows differences in the brain’s emotional network in people who don’t meditate, people new to meditation, and people considered long-term meditators, who have thousands of lifetime experience with mindfulness meditation. Mental training such as mindfulness meditation – an accepting awareness of the present moment – has been …
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Three Secret Ingredients of Emotional Agility »

Three Secret Ingredients of Emotional Agility » | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Christine Comaford discusses how to develop emotional agility at work, and shares tips on how leaders can build the resilience their teams need.
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What Marketers Can Learn from the Neuroscience of Creative Thinking

What Marketers Can Learn from the Neuroscience of Creative Thinking | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Why are some people better at creative thinking than others? And what can science teach us about improving our brain's own power for creativity?
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The science of false memories

The science of false memories | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Sometimes we remember things differently to how they actually happened.
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How Microsoft Overhauled Its Approach to Growth Mindset

How Microsoft Overhauled Its Approach to Growth Mindset | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has put it, leaders should be striving for an organization full of "learn-it-alls," not "know-it-alls."
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Procrastinator: A Guide to Understanding Who Procrastinates and Why – Solving Procrastination

Procrastinator: A Guide to Understanding Who Procrastinates and Why – Solving Procrastination | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it

Almost every person procrastinates to some degree.

 

If you want to figure out how to stop procrastinating, you need to start by learning about procrastination as a general concept, since in order to figure out how to overcome your procrastination problem, you must first understand the nature of your procrastination.

 

In the following article, you will learn what it means to be a procrastinator, what types of procrastinators exist, and how to tell if you yourself are a procrastinator, before seeing what you can do in order to get yourself to stop procrastinating.

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Mindful People Feel Less Pain

Mindful People Feel Less Pain | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Those who are more mindful are less caught up in the experience of pain, and report feeling less pain than those who are less mindful, a new study reports. Researchers say higher disposition mindfulness during painful heat is associated with greater deactivation of the posterior cingulate cortex.
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8 Ways to Build a Culture of Trust Based on Harvard's Neuroscience Research

8 Ways to Build a Culture of Trust Based on Harvard's Neuroscience Research | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
A culture of trust yields higher engagement, happier employees, greater productivity, and higher profits. And it all starts in the brain.
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The Thing About Happiness

The Thing About Happiness | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it

 It’s the-in-thing to eat healthily and exercise. Social media are oozing with motivational quotes and selfie-styled affirmations. We’re perpetually improving and inspiring ourselves.

 

So why aren’t we happy, dammit?

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Is the Key to Successful Prosocial Nudges Reputation?

Is the Key to Successful Prosocial Nudges Reputation? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Reputational motives drive prosocial behavior. How can we harness them for good?
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What’s the Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation? | DOYOUYOGA

What’s the Difference Between Mindfulness and Meditation? | DOYOUYOGA | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
It's one of the most popular questions we get: is there a difference between mindfulness and meditation? If so, what is it? Find out here.
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Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers | TED Talk

Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers | TED Talk | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of originals -- including embracing failure. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," Grant says. "You need a lot of bad ideas in order to get a few good ones."
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How I discovered the therapeutic power of VR -- by accident

How I discovered the therapeutic power of VR -- by accident | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Ask anyone that has experienced a true, high-production virtual reality experience and nearly all can remember our “first time.” The immersive nature of the technology tends to evoke such a visceral response that it often remains with us long after our dive into the virtual realm. Most people I’ve s…
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Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Motivation

Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Motivation | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Acceptance of the present moment can impact the will to work hard and get things done.
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3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science

3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Over-working leads to burnout, here's a better way to get things done.
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The Neuroscience of Changing Your Mind

The Neuroscience of Changing Your Mind | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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The Neuroscience of Changing Your Mind